Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£580-£2169
4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge
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Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£460-£1349
4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Honey Pot Cottage ref: CC123288

Outgate near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£330-£833
4 star rating
Honey Pot Cottage is listed in The Guardian newspaper’s Top 50 places to stay April 2016
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

Broughton-in-Furness, near Ulverston, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£303-£726
3 star rating
Situated in Broughton-in-Furness, this holiday cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Chapel Cottage ref: B6097

Blawith, near Coniston, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£284-£744
4 star rating
A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wood View ref: 26333

Rusland, near Ulverston, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£928-£2080
0 star rating
Charming 17th Century barn with a quirky layout and stunning views from the balcony. Quiet courtyard setting with hot tub and sauna.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bend or Bump Cottage ref: W1310

Coniston, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£350-£722
2 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Croft Barn ref: CC125112

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£759
4 star rating
Cottage style apartment in the very heart of romantic Hawkshead, refurbished to a good standard and with private parking. A quiet location with plenty of walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Park Stile Cottage ref: E1509

Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£320-£837
3 star rating
This delightful, semi-detached cottage is tucked away in a village location and enjoys its own garden.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover

The Old Vicarage ref: UK1026

Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£346-£791
4 star rating
This stylish apartment sandwiched between the lakes of Windermere and Esthwaite is ideal for hiking around the southern and far eastern fells of Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£296-£611
3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Letterbox Cottage ref: CC125105

near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£346-£904
4 star rating
This delightful country Lakeland cottage is ideally placed for an enjoyable holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£330-£471
4 star rating
Set just off the pretty market square, Croft House has been thoughtfully prepared for holiday letting, including original paintings created by the owner.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£337-£906
4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Hayloft ref: CC125113

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£369-£674
3 star rating
Quality cottage style studio set within the grounds of Peacock Cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI